Who can use the Procure Partnerships Framework
Procure Partnerships Framework contract notice has been structured in a manner to allow any of the public sector bodies listed below to use the suite of frameworks.
Colleges and Universities
Libraries and Museums
3 Different Call-off Methods
The Procure Partnerships Framework has been structured to provide Public Sector users with three OJEU and PCR15 call-off methods
A framework contractor is directly selected for a project without re-opening competition. Contractors can work with you under a PCSA to develop any remaining design or request for your project to be fully priced. If you are interested in direct award, then please get in touch and we can let you know how the process works within your region.
Two Stage Mini Competition
Contractors are invited to submit a bid for your project based upon a series of quality questions (set by you) and a commercial submission which commonly includes a pre-construction fee, onsite prelim, and fixed OH&P. You then select one contractor at the end of mini competition stage to develop the remaining design in partnership.
Single Stage Tender
Contractors are invited to fully price your project providing competitive quotations at the end of the tender period. Commonality the design for your project is required to be at RIBA Stage 4 for a Single Stage Tender. The framework has been set up to permit variance in the balance of quality / cost assessment percentages.
Electronic Procurement Process
"Simple electronic project procurement that puts you in control"
Note - Its is not mandatory to use the Procure Partnerships Portal and Public Sector Bodies can use their own e-tendering software if they wish
Register with the Procure Partnerships Framework and receive your log in details for the 'Procure Partnerships ePortal'.
Complete a Project Initiation Form within the 'Procure Partnerships ePortal' which will give you your own 'Project Page'.
Note - This is not a commitment to use the framework but your opportunity to test the market.
Click to post project opportunity to relevant lot. Interested contractors will respond within a 5 day deadline giving you your tender list.
Upload your tender documents to your 'Project Page' and click to post to interested contractors.
Note - All formats of documents can be uploaded and it is quick and simple.
Receive and answer and tender queries through your 'Project Page'.
Note - You can give access to your 'Project Page' to your external profesional team.
Bidding contractors upload their tender submissions to your 'Project Page' for you to access.
Note - You can download all of the bids received to your computer with one click.
Provide notification of award to contractors through your 'Project Page'.